Egypt's pyramids are with no doubt the
main attraction of this country and still a mystery for the
The Egyptian pyramids also represents the most
enduring part of the Egypt's civilization.
They were built
as burial monuments and their shape it seems to represent
primordial mound that stood at the base of the earth's
creation, according to the ancient Egyptians believes.
There are about 112 pyramids in Egypt, from which some of
the most important are:
The Khufu's pyramid, also known as the Great Pyramid
of Giza or the Pyramid of Cheops, is situated in
Giza, was built around 2600 BC as tomb for the Khufu
This pyramid is one of the ancient
world's seven wonders and has three chambers inside
of it: the Queen's Chamber, the King Chamber and an
The Bent Pyramid is one of the Dahshur`s pyramids and is situated at 40 km from the
Cairo's south. The pyramid was built by the Sneferu
Pharaoh and is called like this because of its top
The Bent Pyramid has two
different faces and two separate entrances. The Great Sphinx of Giza is
situated on the Giza Plateau, not far from Cairo.
half-human half-lion statue is the world's biggest monolith;
the pyramid is long of 73.5 meters, wide of 6 meters and a
height of 20 meters.
There is still a mystery about who,
when and why built the Sphinx but the pyramid is one of the
Egypt's main attractions and fascinations.
Menkaure's Pyramid is also situated on the Giza
Plateau and is the smallest pyramid from the Giza's
pyramids. The Menkaura pharaoh is the one who built
this pyramid, from granite and limestone, to be his
home after his death. Inside the pyramid was
discovered a coffin made from wood, having the
Menkaure's name inscribed on it and human bones
inside of it.
The Meidum pyramid is located at 100 kilometers from
Cairo, was built for the Huni pharaoh and completed
by Sneferu, Huni`s successor. In antiquity the
pyramid collapsed an today only the structure's
central core remained from the original pyramid.
The Pyramid of Unas is situated at Saqqara, close to Cairo,
and looks like a hill and not like a pyramid. Inside of the
pyramid was found a mummy remains, including the shin, the
right arm and the skull, but it is not for sure if these
remains belong to the Unas pharaoh. The burial chamber was
covered with texts known today as the Pyramid Texts.
Another Egypt pyramids are: the South Saqqara pyramids which
include the Pyramid of Ibi, the Pyramid of Shepseskaf, the
Pyramid of Isesi, the Pyramid of Pepi II, the Pyramid of
Merenre and the Pyramid of Pepi I.
The North Saqqara pyramids: the Buried Pyramid of Sekhemket,
the Pyramid of Userkaf, the Djoser `s Step pyramid, the
Pyramid of Teti and the Pyramid of Merykare.
The Dahshur`s necropolis with the Black Pyramid and the Red